Enlisting Parents to Decrease Hospital-Acquired Central Line-Associated Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Hospital-acquired central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the leading cause of infections in the pediatric intensive care unit. Bacteria responsible for CLABSIs are spread by health care workers, parents, and families and mitigated by scrupulous attention to hand hygiene and safety prevention strategies. Maintenance bundles are grouped elements, such as hand hygiene, standardized dressing and tubing changes, and aseptic technique for entering a central line, effective in preventing CLABSIs. Nurses can decrease the incidence of CLABSIs by using maintenance bundles and including parents and families in safety prevention strategies."
Critical care nursing clinics of North America
Catheter-Related Infections; Central Venous Catheters; Child; Cross Infection; Hospitals; Humans; Intensive Care Units, Pediatric; Parents
CLABSI; Central line infections; Hand hygiene; Hospital-acquired infection
Gilbert A, Cartwright CC. Enlisting Parents to Decrease Hospital-Acquired Central Line-Associated Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2021;33(4):431-440. doi:10.1016/j.cnc.2021.08.004